Tuesday’s Truth

Tuesday’s Truth is a free weekly devotional shared by Rev. Gary Mimbs

Priceless Grandparents Day Gift.

Michelle and I had the opportunity to keep our grandchildren Aiden (8) and Amelia (5) for part of the weekend. It happened to be Grandparents Day weekend. As I went and picked them up Aiden was getting his stuff to bring to our house and he said, “I have to get my checkbook”.  I thought to myself, “Okay he has a make believe checkbook”

We journeyed to our house and when we got there Aiden started unpacking his stuff for the stayover. In a few minutes he came into the room where I was  and said, “Pepaw I have a check for you.”  I stuck out my hand and he gave me a blue piece of paper. On it was written, “To PePaw   1,000,000,000,000,000. And he had signed it, Aiden. I asked him what the check was for and he told me that it was my gift for Grandparents day for being the best PePaw in the world.

I have received a lot of gifts in my time but this has to be one of my all time favorites because it truly came from the heart. The “check” has no value in any bank in the world. But it is priceless in my heart and my memory BANK. He also gave Michelle one for the same amount.

I want to always live in such a way that Aiden & Amelia think that I am the best PePaw in the world. I always want them to look at me with eyes of love and respect. I don’t want to ever do anything to cause them to look at me with eyes of  disappointment, disdain, or distrust. I want to live and act like the world’s best Pepaw so that I can let them know that they are loved.

Our heavenly Father loves us in greater ways than Aiden and Amelia love me and even more so that I love Aiden & Amelia. He loves us with an unconditional all encompassing love that you cannot place a value on. He knows everything bad and good about us and He STILL loves us. He loves us enough to provide a way for our sins to be forgiven so that we can spend all eternity with Him. 

Because of God’s love for me I can love others in a deeper way. One of the best ways that I can show my love to Aiden & Amelia is to let them see God shining through me and introduce them to Jesus Christ as their Lord &Savior. That is another priceless gift that has eternal value.

In love with Jesus – Gary Mimbs